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- It is about a horizontal projectile exhibiting curvillinear motion

When a ball is thrown such that it moves in a curved trajectory in the horizontal plane, it amuses me to think of its dynamics.

In motion of a ball thrown upwards the force of gravity gives it a parabolic trajectory

However when the ball is thrown to curve and hit a target, (in the horizontal plane) it cannot be gravity that causes it to curve because it acts downwards

In motion of a ball thrown upwards the force of gravity gives it a parabolic trajectory

However when the ball is thrown to curve and hit a target, (in the horizontal plane) it cannot be gravity that causes it to curve because it acts downwards

*The force exerted by us also ceases once the ball leaves our hand and moves ahead*

Then what is it that gives the required centripetal force to exhibit curvillinear motionThen what is it that gives the required centripetal force to exhibit curvillinear motion

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